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ziti

[zee-tee] /ˈzi ti/
noun, Italian Cookery.
1.
a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
Also, zitti.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin
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ziti

n.

type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.

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